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prelude
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
something that prepares for or introduces what is to follow

or:

music #1:  an introductory piece of music — such as might introduce an act of an opera

or:

music #2:  a short independent piece of music — typically for piano
  • "Goodness gracious!" aunt Pullet exclaimed, after preluding by an inarticulate scream; "keep her at the door, Sally!
    1.10 -- Book 1 Chapter 10 -- Maggie Behaves Worse Than She Expected (67% in)

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